Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is gearing up for its ninth annual Burpees for Turkeys event, with donations benefiting United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s network of community partners working to increase food security throughout the region.
Two young women, two different career paths. However, there are many similarities between Jocelyne Coombs and Emilia Baker, winners of the Mingo Grant this year. Both grew up in Harpswell and love their close-knit community. Both worked very hard to get where they are.
Between them, Pat Moody and Peg Newberg have probably taught most of Harpswell’s residents. Moody was at West Harpswell School for 38 years and Newberg at Mt. Ararat Middle School for 25. Both are retired now, but they remain committed to education.
Do you have a beloved clock that won’t keep time? A chair that wobbles? How about a rip in your favorite pair of pants? Rather than throw your item away, bring it to Repair Cafe Harpswell — a new program sponsored by Harpswell Aging at Home where a group of skilled volunteers will help you repair your treasured items.
The Maine People’s Alliance has presented state Rep. Cheryl Golek, D-Harpswell, with its Rising Tide Award for her work to address Maine’s housing crisis. Golek accepted the award at the progressive organization’s annual banquet on Sept. 28.
The Maine Women’s Giving Tree is inviting nonprofits in the Southern Midcoast to submit letters of interest, the first step in its 2024 grant cycle. The Maine Women’s Giving Tree makes grants to fellow nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of women, children or families in Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Topsham, Wiscasset and Woolwich.
Over the past six weeks, the Harpswell Comprehensive Plan Task Force has sponsored three workshops on issues important to the town’s future: natural resources, the working waterfront, and current land use.
Drivers passing the Curtis Farm Preserve on Harpswell Neck on Oct. 13 couldn’t have missed the smoke from a bonfire next to the parking lot. Once again, it was the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership at work.
October was National Fire Prevention Month, and Harpswell’s three fire departments focused on raising awareness among the town’s youngest residents. On Oct. 11, firefighters and emergency medical technicians from the departments convened at Harpswell Community School, bringing fire trucks, equipment and hands-on learning tools.
“Activity friends” are the people with whom we share our passions for different activities, such as exercising, crafting and learning. They are one of the seven types of friends that experts say contribute to our well-being.
2023 has been a busy year for Curtis Memorial Library — celebrating its 140th year of serving readers in Brunswick and Harpswell, and expanding its services to reach underserved areas with its new electric bookmobile.
The Harpswell Recycling Center will offer its annual drive-thru shredding service on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Free to residents, the service will be provided by Shredding On Site, of Bangor, which will have a truck parked behind the center.
Those of us who live and vacation in Harpswell agree we are fortunate to be in such a beautiful place: the peaceful views, the hiking trails, the water access, the outdoor fun. But there are barriers to maintaining that beauty.
Harpswell will hold a Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While marine debris is typically the responsibility of landowners, on this day, the town will facilitate a collection and drop-off of marine debris to keep its 216 miles of shoreline and its inland waters clean.
Nolan Kalil, of Great Island, a 2023 graduate of Harpswell Coastal Academy, has received a Mitchell Scholarship. At HCA, Kalil earned 12 college credits through the media arts program at Region 10 Technical High School in Brunswick.